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1 Oct 2018

WIRELESS

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

Colombia looks set to see the introduction of a new MVNO in the form of *Klik Mobile*, which is working towards a commercial launch with European mobile virtual network enabler... more

MNP services launched in Bangladesh

Mobile number portability (MNP) services have been belatedly launched in Bangladesh after a number of false starts, The Daily Star reports. In order to change mobile network providers within 72... more

SA govt reveals planned WOAN spectrum allocation

South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) report on how much spectrum should be reserved for the planned wholesale open access network (WOAN) operator has been released. TechCentral... more

GrameenPhone latest firm to consider Filipino NMP bid

The Manila Standard writes that Bangladeshi operator GrameenPhone (GP), a joint venture (JV) of Telenor Group of Norway (55.8%) and Bangladesh-based Grameen Telecom Corp (34.2%), is interested in taking part... more

KemKominfo prepares the rules for optimising frequency usage

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) in Indonesia, which is known locally as Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika (KemKominfo), is preparing a Ministerial Regulation Draft (RPM) that seeks to... more

Airtel 4G reaches Delta, Rivers State

Airtel Nigeria has expanded its 4G network to Delta State and Rivers State. In the former, the service covers towns and cities including Agbor, Asaba, Effurun, Kwale, Okpanam, Sapele, Ughelli... more

Digicel sells 451 Jamaican towers to Phoenix for USD90m

Digicel Group has completed a sale and leaseback agreement with Phoenix Tower International (PTI) – through its Jamaican subsidiary, Phoenix Tower Jamaica Limited – in relation to a number of... more

SSE Enterprise Telecoms inks fibre backhaul deal with Three UK and O2 UK

UK-based connectivity supplier SSE Enterprise Telecoms has announced details of a fibre agreement with local mobile network operators (MNOs) Three UK and O2 UK that it says, ‘will form the... more

CTM to launch 5G by mid-2020

Fixed and mobile operator Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM) has begun testing 5G wireless technology. Equipment for the trials is being provided by Huawei. CTM says it is planning... more

BROADBAND

Vodafone debuts gigabit cable network in Bavaria

Vodafone Germany has announced the launch of its gigabit cable broadband service in the federal state of Bavaria. Around 800,000 people in the cities of Nuremberg and Landshut are now... more

Eurona snags Dominican Republic ISP licence

Madrid-based broadband firm Eurona has announced that it has been awarded a 20-year ISP concession to operate in the Dominican Republic. The licence award, which has been processed by Dominican... more

WIRELINE

ComReg consulting on fate of public payphone USO

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has launched a consultation aimed at determining whether a universal service obligation (USO) should continue to apply for public payphones. With fixed line incumbent... more

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